When Jesus proclaimed “I am the way…to the Father…” He was stating that there is only one ultimate destination – knowing God as Father. For Jesus, relationship is the destination for our life. Pastor Adam asks, “where are you going? And will you be happy when you get there?” If your life pursuit is about getting that shiny thing – career, house, whatever, consider if you are on the right path according to Jesus.
When Jesus begins with “Our Father…” in teaching us how to pray, it was intended to change our perspective of God. Jesus used the word “Father” six times in this scripture to help us dismantle the far away, angry God framework. God as Father is one of the most radical religious concepts known to mankind. When you understand and digest God as your Father, it changes everything. We can then pray to an approachable loving Father and walk in the assurance of faith.
Jesus said some things that might be considered provocative or out of context. When He talked about orphans, He was not speaking to orphans but rather to adults. The mission of Jesus was to restore God’s children back to Him as our Father. Discover what it means to be a son or daughter of the King and experience His love in your life.